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Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
Dozens of people live in flood tunnels beneath luxury hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, according to a September dispatch for London’s The Sun. Some of them search for leftover change in casino slot machines, while others work odd jobs as they become available. The correspondent gained the trust of a...
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009
A 20-something man was being sought as the robber of the Black Diamond Equipment store in Salt Lake City in June—even though the man didn’t exactly get what he wanted from the crime. He made off with some gear from the ski and climbing accessory store, but had originally...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
In June, two formerly well-off retired couples in Speyer, Germany, whose nest eggs were largely wiped out by investments in sub-prime mortgages in Florida, vented their anger by kidnapping their investment adviser, James Amburn. They took him near the Austrian border to a vacation home...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
At the biennial World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, four local heroes defeated the usually dominant German contingent. The 18-category pageant, which took place in May, included overall champ David Traver of Girdwood, Alaska, whose woven chin hair...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
In March, when retired NYPD officer John Comparetto was approached at gunpoint in a men’s room at a Holiday Inn near Harrisburg, Pa., he quietly handed over his wallet. But once the robber left, Comparetto summoned some of the 300 narcotics officers attending a convention...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
According to police, first-time bank robber Jason Durant, 32, reported to a hospital in New Milford, Conn., shortly after stealing money from the National Iron Bank in April. As Durant fled the crime scene, he accidentally tumbled down a steep hill behind the bank, losing control of his stash...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
In April, the district attorney in Vilas County, Wis., announced that he was seeking volunteers for a forensic test to help his case against Douglas Plude, 42. Plude is scheduled to stand trial in the death of his wife. The volunteers, who must be female, about 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds, will...

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